Zlatan Ibrahimovic has given his thoughts in the wake of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League, noting that the home side deserved more after attacking for the majority of the evening.
The Swede, making his return to the starting XI after a three-match ban, netted his 27th goal of the season in injury time, sending Joel Robles the wrong way from the spot to round off a frustrating evening for Jose Mourinho‘s men.
He powered home a well-timed header in the second half, only to see the effort wrongly ruled out for offside.
And Zlatan, when asked about his erroneously disallowed goal, replied: “I could not see it. I thought it was good because I came from the red side of the defender. I thought it was good but I cannot say if it was offside or not.”
“We deserved a little bit more. We conceded a goal by mistake. The goal came out of nothing. We need to keep focus and we cannot afford these mistakes.
“We didn’t get the points we need, but at the end we equalised. We were attacking for most of the game and created good chances.
“If you are losing 1-0 you need to change tactics. If you do one tactic and don’t succeed you need to make changes and that is what the coach sees from the side.”
Zlatan’s evening once again demonstrated that football, as the cliche goes, is a game of fine margins. If the linesman had done his job properly and awarded the goal, we would be actively gorging over another match-winning performance from the 35-year-old, serenading his return as a catalyst for an end-of-season rampage towards Europa League glory and top four success.
But the reality is far less glamorous: supporters will now bemoan yet another draw at home, another Zlatan performance that could have been so much more, and perhaps an end to their side’s aspirations of reaching the top four this season.